Noise is better than bias
Posted Jul 13, 2006 14:53 UTC (Thu) by lysse
In reply to: Noise is better than bias
Parent article: A survey on kernel quality
> If you want to find out something with a survey, a large noisy sample is far better than a small biased sample.
Not if the bias actually consists of a useful property you want to capture, not if the large noisy sample results in such a poor signal-to-noise ratio that anything meaningful descends to the level of statistical insignificance, and not if the noise itself is biased.
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